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Sofft Palina Reviews

34 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

20%Rated 5 stars

28%Rated 4 stars

36%Rated 3 stars

12%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

56% "Felt true to size"

79% "Felt true to width"

62% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 14 Palina Sofft Reviews

1 2

 

January 29, 2013

Anonymous

from Springfield, Illinois

Very comfortable for a flat! Decent cushioning and soft to walk in. Pretty cute too. Had to try several sizes to get it right but worth it. Great service from Zappos as usual!

Brands I'd also recommend: Born, Merrell, Dansko

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

January 16, 2013

Anonymous

from Tulsa, OK

The past Sofft shoes I have purchased I truly liked. I am not a fan of the Palina. The toe box is extremely uncomfortable and the buckle on tops squeaks with every step.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

January 16, 2013

Anonymous

 

I have narrow feet, and this shoe was just too wide for me. I will be returning these. Too bad, because they are really cute.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

January 9, 2013

Anonymous

 

Love the shoe but had to return them due to one of the shoes sliding off my foot, hoping to get a size 10 instead and try them on. Great looking shoe!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

January 8, 2013

Anonymous

from Chicago, IL

I ordered this pair along with a black pair. I can't believe how gorgeous they are: the material is subtly metallic-looking, in good taste, very stylish. Sadly I will have to return them as I have never tried the ballet flat style and they rub against the top of my feet which bothers me. These shoes do have great arch support therefore it makes me sadder that they don't work for me.

Brands I'd also recommend: Born

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

January 8, 2013

Anonymous

from Chicago, IL

The shoes look lovely, and they look stylish on my feet. The buckle detail is subtle and manages to look feminine still. I like the arch support inside the shoes as well. However, the front of the shoe rubs against the top of my foot unfortunately. This could be because I am not used to this style of shoes as I got a pair of Born flats and they rubbed against the same areas also. Sadly I will need to return them. If you are used to the ballet flats, I have a feeling that you will be happy with them.

Brands I'd also recommend: Born

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

January 6, 2013

Abigayle

from Pittsburgh, PA

They run small but I kept them thinking they would stretch out a bit. Several weeks later they are still too small and give me blisters. Also the buckle jingles and makes for a noisy walk around the office.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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January 3, 2013

Anonymous

from San Francisco, CA

These shoes are cute! Sadly, they did not fit my feet very well. One shoe was too big while the other too small. I know no two feet are exactly the same size but this fit was very exaggerated. Unfortunately, I had to return them.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

December 29, 2012

Anonymous

 

Horrible! Maybe the footbed provides walking comfort-- I couldn't tell because of the painful bleeding on the back of my heels! In several short hours these awful shoes have rubbed the skin raw until my heels were bloody and sore. This was not due to ordering the wrong size either-- they were the correct length. Yes the toe box is also tight adding another area for the leather to rub painfully against your toes. As others have said the buckle also jangles. I want to return them but don't see how I can since they've been worn outside.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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December 12, 2012

Anonymous

 

Bought these shoes to wear to work, but have to return them. They cut too narrowly across the toe and the bottom of them has sticky dots that make noise and show on the sides. They are also a little big, which sealed the deal for me. Love the pattern and color.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

December 9, 2012

Anonymous

 

Beautiful shoe, but I am very upset. First I ordered the 8 1/2 which is my size, but they felt like a size 9 so I returned them for an 8, and the 8 was too small. Oh well, back to the drawing board.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

 

December 8, 2012

Anonymous

from North Carolina (recently transplanted from San Diego)

This runs very short as others have mentioned (and the next size was out of stock). There is no room in the toes and seems unlikely that it would give enough to ever be comfortable...so I'm returning them.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

 

December 4, 2012

Jane

from Kentucky

This is a good looking shoe but I have to return it for 1/2 size larger. I read a review that said the buckle was a little noisy. I would think it would be too much if they are worn in a quiet environment but it's not a problem at all for me.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

November 2, 2012

Ana

from California

Loved the style of this shoe, but it was a 1/2 size too big. Hoping that a 1/2 size down will fit better. Love the cushion in this shoe.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

October 27, 2012

Anonymous

from cartersville, Ga

Love the shoe. Had to wear around the house a few days to get it broke in. But size was perfect. The color truly is great. A great fall color perfect with jeans or slacks in other words casual or dressier.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

October 26, 2012

Anonymous

 

Love the look; the shiny buckle adds a bit of patent leather shine to the look. The toe box and heel are tight. I am debating whether or not to return or trade. If the leather stretches at all it would be a perfect fit.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

October 10, 2012

Anonymous

from United States

Beautiful shoes. But for sure runs a half to a full size short. Hated to return. Ordered a 10. Would have ordered in a 10 1/2 if it came in that size. Would try an 11, but my foot is very narrow and afraid 11 would be too big overall.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

October 2, 2012

Anonymous

from Greensburg, PA

The toe box on this shoe is hard and low on the top of the foot = very painful. Maybe the sizing is off because it seemed very short in my regular size. I returned it because of that but I do have to say that the shoe had a very comfortably padded insole, with cushioning in all the right places.

Brands I'd also recommend: Trotters, Vigotti

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

September 26, 2012

Kathy G

from Hinckley, OH

Really wanted to love these shoes...but must return them instead. :( Bought a pair about 5 yrs ago (which are still in pretty good shape), these seem to be the update. However, they're not as comfortable; and if I wear barefoot, my toenail squeaks against the leather! Also, one shoe's buckle makes a noise, the other doesn't--awkward! Guess I'll just give the old ones a good polish!

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

September 25, 2012

Anonymous

 

The leopard was very cute (just a little bit of twinkle) but the buckle took me aback. Some reviewers said it was noisy, which I think would be true. What I noticed, though, was it was large and was a very shiny brownish bronze tone. I was not really sure how I felt about that. If the shoe fit, I would have probably kept it. However, it was small. I am usually 9.5 and wished I had ordered the 10.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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September 22, 2012

Anonymous

from Boston, MA

I ordered these in my normal size but they're just a little too short. They're very cute so reordering a half size larger, hope that doesn't make them too wide, we will see. Thank you Zappos for free fast shipping and free returns!

Brands I'd also recommend: Clark's

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

September 18, 2012

Rebecca R

from Nashville, TN

Gorgeous shoe. Great cushion. I am going to Europe and needed a shoe I could walk miles with. This shoe is it. Great support and cushion. Bronze shine and texture is so pretty!

Brands I'd also recommend: ann Klein, naturalizer, clarks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

September 15, 2012

Anonymous

from El Cajon, CA

Fits my narrow heel really well. The toe box is very shallow but breaks right in. (I used to be a 7AA but bought these in a 7 1/2AA. Perfect.) I do protect my pedicure with a bandaid because my big toe rubs on the top, but not painfully. Super comfy overall. Bought the black first and liked them so much I bought the copper too. Besides comfort, the shoes are really very good looking, and can easily go from casual to dressy.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clark

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

September 11, 2012

Anonymous

 

Good: super comfortable, even on my wide-ish feet; cute buckles. Not-so-good: the buckles are jointed and clink together faintly when you walk. I took about ten steps in them and it drove me bananas. They're going back! Also, my shoe size varies between a 8.5-9. I ordered a 9 in these, and they are a hair too big. Should have stayed with the 8.5.

Brands I'd also recommend: Born

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

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August 31, 2012

Jana G

 

Sadly I am sending back this shoe due to the bunion on my right foot that is rubbed by the shoe when wearing. Needs to be a little higher over the joint of the great toe. Otherwise these are really cute and comfortable with the one exception.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

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